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Title :

Theory and design : the Banham factor : the Ninth Reyner Banham Memorial Lecture

Author :
NAYLOR, Gillian ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Concentrates on Reyner Banham's contribution to design history and theory. Describes Banham as a modernist who was preoccupied with modernism's 'other' - what Baudelaire described as 'the transient, the fleeting and the contingent in modern life,' as opposed to the 'eternal and the immutable.' Argues that Banham's 'discovery' of Futurism and the Futurists, while researching his first book, Theory and design in the first machine age, confirmed these convictions. By campaigning for an avant-garde that celebrated state-of-the-art technology, and by accepting and dissecting the role of consumption, Banham democratized design for the design historian, divorcing object analysis from what he described as 'fine art criticism.' ;
Pagination/Size :
8 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Banham, Reyner, 1922-1988 ; Critiques d'art ; Design ; Ecrits ; Grande-Bretagne ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Art critics ; Banham, Reyner, 1922-1988 ; Design ; Great Britain ; Writings ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of design history, 1997, 10, 3
INIST identifier :
24991868 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0952-4649 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Oxford University Press, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;